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that says maybe you should move back into tech and out of some of those defensive consumer areas. >> we're not there. we've been advocating what we've been calling stocks with bond-like characteristics for better part of two years and we really pressed that at the beginning of this year. we are not ready to make that change. if through earnings season and as we get into the full april data set you really were to see a significant correction, probably in the overall market but certainly in those capital spend sensitive sectors, then you might get a window to do it. but we would not be doing that today. >> obviously, barry, then the alternative might be to continue to buy some of these defensive names and we see them at the top of the list today. the verizons and pepsis. don't you run into a valuation question there? how expensive do they get when even they are not a good alternative? >> we don't think valuation matters a whole lot for those stocks. we think it is more about the huge tentacle created by fed buying and now bank of japan. some of that buying weakened into the u.s. this is t
are again, a defensive day by and large. the big question i got early this morning is what the heck happened in germany? i don't have an answer for you, and some people are calling it a mini flash crash. the dax dropped 180 points in like, eight minutes right after the open and i don't have an explanation and there is a series floating around about fat figure trades and it was very unusual to see that. germany is now down eight in a row and we are are down 1.7% in germany. france was down 1.5% and there were many knock-on effects as a result of this and that's all i can tell you about it. carl, i think you were mentioning these ping-pong markets and that's the other big topic overnight. so you are down 234 on monday and you're up 160 on tuesday. you are down 103 on wednesday here and it's very tough for active traders to take positions. you get a lot of complaints about this stuff. you get stripped out every day depending on which side you're buying protection on, going long or going short and it's hard to take positions and it gets frustrating for active traders and of course, you can stand
is investors chasing the most defensive areas, when you see coca-cola and general mills and these great companies and that's the leadership area of the market, that doesn't express global growth. we want to show those, the energy names and that's real in this country and that's not going to get the respect. the housing recovery is real and it's not going to get that respect and we need to show that is the future of the economy and to do that, the economy will stand on its own two feet and otherwise it will be renters of stocks and not buyers of stocks and they'll believe that the fed is propping up the market and the market can't stand on its own two feet. what should we do? what is an investor to do now? sure, again, the volatile that's crept out of the market can be an opportunity for investors and if we look at what's been left behind in this rally and we talk about something like energy. if you believe the global growth story is real and some of the industrial names that are down in sympathy with gold and that's where an opportunity lies and if you look at the miners and the industr
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